Cybersecurity Survey Reveals Significant GDPR Readiness Gap

Despite progress, 60% of EU and 50% of U.S. cybersecurity professionals worry about compliance by the May deadline 

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60% of respondents in the EU and 50% of respondents in the U.S. say they face some serious challenges in being GDPR compliant.


56% think the right to erasure/”to be forgotten” poses the greatest challenge in meeting the GDPR.

74% believe that adhering to the GDPR will give them a competitive advantage over other organizations in their sector.


35% of respondents in Germany, 42% in France and 36% in the UK report being in compliance.

38% of respondents report that their organizations do not view compliance with the GDPR by the deadline as a priority.

About the Report

The independent survey on top concerns, approaches and experiences of IT professionals involved in cybersecurity was commissioned by Varonis and conducted by Survey Sampling International.

Respondents were 500 IT decision makers from the United Kingdom, France, Germany and the United States from organizations with 1,000+ employees. The survey was conducted from September 28 – October 6, 2017.